Doreen LeGare


Doreen LeGareDoreen Ann LeGare, age 90 of Redwood Falls, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Society in Redwood Falls.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in the St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Doreen Ann LeGare was born January 28, 1927 to John and Philomena (Heller) Sellner in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.  She attend Sleepy Eye public school through the 8th grade.  On October 4, 1949, she married Philip LeGare Jr. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.  Together the couple lived and farmed near Lafayette for five years and Gibbon for seven years.  On March 10, 1962 they moved to rural Wabasso where they farmed for 20 years.  After retirement, they moved to Redwood Falls on August 10, 1982.  Doreen was a member of the Whist Card club. She was a wonderful cook and baker.  Doreen loved going to Jackpot and fishing.

Doreen is survived by children: Chuck (Vickie) LeGare of The Villages, FL, Pat (Sharon) LeGare of New London, Judy (Dennis) Kodet of Olivia, and Bruce (Kathy) LeGare of Elk River; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; siblings: Roger Sellner of Sleepy Eye, Judy (Charlie) Fearn of Minneapolis; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Phil, five brothers and one sister.


  1. Jennifer Myhre says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss of this sweet lady she holds a peice of heart I would go and just sit in her room and we would chit chat and she would tell me take peice of candy every time I went in there she will be for ever missed

  2. Deborah Rogers (Chuck ‘s sister in law) says:

    Chuck & Legare Family,

    Your mother will be truly missed. She is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you healing and peace. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you during these difficult times.

    Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  3. Beverly Plude says:

    Sharing in your sadness as you remember your mother Doreen. She will be missed and remembered in daily tasks you perform. But you will treasure all the memories and fun times together. I know how hard it is to lose your mom. Chuck I am thinking of you, take care!

  4. Tamera Jean Sellner says:

    You have our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Doreen.

    Norma Jean Sellner
    Tamera Jean Sellner

  5. Roger and Cec Hebeisen says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have fond memories of our parents hanging out together and I treasure those happy times. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. Monique Olhausen says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Doreen. She was a great lady, always spunky, happy & an all around good person. She was a great baker, & always so generous to share her wonderful treats. Doreen & Phil were good friends of my folks, they had many fun times together. I have fond memories of Doreen..bless her heart! My thoughts, prayers& most sincere sympathy are with you all. Monique Olhausen

  7. Gilbert Schmitz says:

    To the family of Doreen LeGare,
    I would like to extend my sympathies on the passing of your mother. My memories of a number of the family members were very enjoyable. I visited with your mother several times and enjoyed relating memories with her.
    God Bless you all,
    Gilbert Schmitz

  8. Mary Berg says:

    To the family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you be comforted by the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort (2 Cor 1:3) that one day, all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28, 29) May the words from God’s word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  9. Kanji Wright says:

    To the family I am sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person And I will truly miss our conversations while working at Sunwood.

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